Some people really ARE stupid: Pat Robertson's 'pact with the Devil' Haiti comments leave White House adviser Jarrett 'speechless'
The White House has added its voice to the growing chorus slamming the Rev. Pat Robertson's suggestion that a Haitian "pact with the Devil" brought about the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, said the Robertson's remarks left her "kind of speechless."
"That's not the attitude that expresses the spirit of the president or the American people, so I thought it was a pretty stunning comment to make," she said on "Good Morning America."
Robertson's organization has quickly backpedaled on the controversial comments.
In a statement on his Web site, a Christian Broadcasting Network spokesman says he didn't mean to imply the earthquake was the Haitians' fault, and that he was merely repeating a legend that has led "countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed."
"If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson's compassion for the people of Haiti is clear," the statement read.
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